Hope Davis Replacing Julianne Moore as Hillary Clinton


The Hollywood Reporter says Julianne Moore, who was originally slated to play Hillary Clinton in HBO Films/BBC Films’ The Special Relationship, has pulled out because of a scheduling conflict with The Kids Are All Right.

Hope Davis is now set to play the former First Lady and current Secretary of State.

The film, which chronicles the unique and sometimes turbulent political relationship between newly installed British Prime Minister Tony Blair and U.S. President Bill Clinton in the late 1990s, is slated to begin production July 20 in London.

Dennis Quaid is on board to play President Clinton, Michael Sheen as Prime Minister Blair and Helen McCrory as Cherie Blair.

Oscar-nominated scribe Peter Morgan, who wrote the movie, had planned to make the film his directorial debut but pulled out from helming duties last month, with Richard Loncraine stepping in to direct.